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Yemen Qaeda releases S.Africa woman captive: mediator

  • Yemeni Military Police stand to attention during a ceremony launching the first phase of combat and operations training of the year on January 8, 2014 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS

ADEN: Kidnappers from Al-Qaeda in Yemen released Friday a South African woman tourist who was taken hostage in May along with her husband, who temporarily remains captive, a mediator said.

"We have succeeded in securing the release of the wife. The husband will be set free in the next few days," said Anas al-Hamati, adding that the "kidnappers were from Al-Qaeda."

 
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